D-Link's DIR-412 3.5G Wireless Router Spreads WWAN Love Over Wi-Fi - HotHardware
D-Link's DIR-412 3.5G Wireless Router Spreads WWAN Love Over Wi-Fi

D-Link's DIR-412 3.5G Wireless Router Spreads WWAN Love Over Wi-Fi

What's better than a WLAN router? Why, a WWAN router, of course! D-Link has just introduced its newest 3.5G router in the DIR-412, which is a compact wireless access point that essentially enables multiple users with Wi-Fi devices to share a single cellular data connection.

The portable router ships with 802.11n functionality, which essentially enables users to plug in their WWAN modem and then distribute that signal to any device with a Wi-Fi chip. You'll obviously see a significant slow down if you try to connect to many users to a single connection, but it definitely has merit in a pinch. No price or release date is mentioned, but with CES just around the bend, we're guessing it'll be sooner rather than later.


D-Link Unveils New 3.5G Wireless Router

DUBAI, UAE, December 16 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Link Middle East, the end-to-end computer network solutions provider for consumer and businesses, today announced the release of the DIR-412 3.5G Wireless Router. The router allows users to access and share worldwide mobile broadband.

The DIR-412 is a compact 3.5G router that allows users to share a 3.5G Internet connection through a secure, high-speed wireless network when a 3.5G USB adapter is attached to the device. Built with Wireless N 150 technology, this device offers increased speed and range, and can also connect to a DSL/cable modem to serve as a primary or backup link. In addition, the DIR-412 supports WAN failover to ensure uninterrupted connection by automatically connecting users to a 3.5G network if the WAN connection is lost.

"The DIR-412 is excellent for situations where conventional forms of network access are less than convenient," said Harrison Albert, Regional Sales Director at D-Link Middle East. "With the transition to wireless, this device provides users with an affordable 3.5G option that is also highly dependable."

The DIR-412 also offers advanced network security with WPA/WPA2 encryption, and it provides flexible coverage with multiple frequency support. Users can quickly set up connection to new devices by pressing the WPS button, which is located at the top of the router. Additionally, the DIR-412 utilizes dual-active firewalls (SPI and NAT) to prevent potential attacks and intrusions from across the Internet.

About D-Link:

D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company continues to strive towards excellence as an award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice and data communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup for Enterprise Environments. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. D-Link ME Headquarters is located in Dubai, the UAE, Dubai Internet City, Office 103, Building #3, Tel.: +971 4 391 6480, Fax: +971 4 390 8881. For general inquiries, contact: info.me@dlink-me.com or visit our website: http://www.dlink-me.com.

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Is AT&T OK with this?

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Hmmm... this actually looks pretty interesting. There's no cable or DSL broadband where my parents live... I wonder if this might be a workable solution.

I have the same question as SuperDave though: In a time when carriers are constantly complaining about bandwidth being eaten by data services - is this a product they'll receive warmly?

The D-Link DIR-400 can run DD-WRT firmware... I wonder if DD-WRT will get cellular feature support soon? Is the cell modem built-in, or do you plug an external one into the unit (hard to tell if that's some kind of slot(s) on top)?

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